Bike and car sharing

Bike sharing: Mainzer Mobilität MeinRad

Students of the University of Mainz receive discounted rates at the bicycle rental system MVGmeinRad by showing their semester ticket.

Students pay only 0,50€ (instead of 1,50€) for the first 60 minutes (and all further 30 minutes) without basic fee in the so-called Basis-Tarif. With a basic fee of 36,00€ (the so-called Komfort-Tarif) the first 60 minutes of bike rental are free and all further 30 minutes cost 0,50€.

For more information, visit the homepage of Mainzer Mobilität (in German).

Bike sharing: "ELMa" (Euer Lastenrad Mainz)

At various places in Mainz there is the possibility to rent cargo bikes. The offer is provided by a voluntary initiative of the Verkehrsclub Deutschland. The free lendings can be booked via (in German)

The cargo bikes can be used to realize DIY store purchases, transport furniture or buy drinks and thus represent a free and environmentally friendly alternative to the car.

Car sharing

From now on you can use the complete car fleet of the car sharing provider book-n-drive at special conditions - this is made possible by a cooperation of the AStA of the University of Mainz with book-n-drive. With over 800 vehicles in 13 cities, book-n-drive is the largest car sharing provider in the Rhine-Main region.

Benefits at a glance:

  • no fee at registration
  • 10,00€ starting credit, valid six months from registration
  • lower own contribution in case of damage: 300,00 instead of 1.500,00€
  • simplified right of termination


book-n-drive currently offers station-bound vehicles in four different classes (XS, S, M, L) - from city runabouts to vans, everything is available. Station-bound vehicles must always be returned to the station where you borrowed them. You can find all book-n-drive stations and the vehicles available there using the search mask linked below: (in German).

In addition, book-n-drive also operates so-called free-floating car sharing with the cityFlitzer fleet. The cityFlitzers can be opened spontaneously at the roadside without prior booking. Unlike station-bound vehicles, you can also make one-way trips from one city to another with a cityFlitzer. The cityFlitzer can be returned within the business area in Frankfurt am Main or at the cityFlitzer pools (in Darmstadt, Dieburg, Frankfurt am Main Airport, Mainz, Roßdorf and Wiesbaden). You can find more information about the cityFlitzer offer under the following link:


book-n-drive offers with Basic Campus, Komfort Campus and Abo Campus three different tariff models for students of the University of Mainz. In the Basic Campus rate, there is no start price and no monthly basic fee – you only pay when you use book-n-drive. More information about the three different tariff models can be found here:

By the way: You can change to another rate at any time at the end of the month.


If you do not yet have a customer account with book-n-drive, you can register for the Basic Campus rate using the following link: (in German).

If you are already registered as a customer at book-n-drive, please send a message to info(at) via the student email address and request a change to the tariff Basis Campus, Komfort Campus or Abo Campus by entering your name and customer number. If you are 27 years or older, please send a current certificate of enrollment in the attachment.

Ride procedure:

All other information also about the ride: Kundeninformationen ("Alles Wichtige zum Losfahren", in German)

Car rental

Sixt offers rental cars and vans in long-term and one-way rental.

This is how it works:

Sixt - online reservation (Sixt conditions) works as follows:

Caution! Please compare the private prices with those under the above dates. Due to fluctuating prices in the private rental it can come to cheaper conditions.